This region of the South Central United States of America is comprised of Cimarron County, Texas County, and Beaver County.
The Dust Bowl
This region of the United States was hit by drought and unrelenting winds in the 1930s.
This western state was thought of in mythic terms by the struggling farmers of the 1930s. There was food and jobs for all and no one ever got sick there.
The Mother Road
This nickname was given to Route 66 by the Okies and was a long and often dangerous leg of their journeys.
This stretch of 143 miles of treacherous terrain often was traveled at night to avoid the oppressive heat that would reach as high as 120 degrees.
This stretch of the journey presented the Okies with such steep hairpin turns and no guardrails that some family members chose to get out of...
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